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The Miners Memorial in Butte, Montana

This is a memorial to the miners who lost their lives in the tragic Speculator Mine fire on July 8th, 1917. In this fire, which occurred nearly 2000 feet below ground, 169 miners lost their lives - burned to death by the intense heat of the flames. Miraculously, several groups of miners trapped below the flames managed to escape.

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